View Full Version : Will Daniel Bryan fade out like the Miz?

Big Vic
05-11-2012, 10:03 AM
Do you think he is going to fade out like the Miz between now and Mania?

05-11-2012, 11:04 AM
Anyone can fade out. It's happened to essentially everyone not named Triple H, The Undertaker or John Cena in recent years. So trends would indicate "yes." That being said, I do think that Daniel Bryan will be deceptively constant in the main event scene, just because he's pretty much the perfect guy for making your top babyfaces look good. There is absolutely no one that will get a better match out of them, and the man takes a beating well.

4 knuckles up
05-11-2012, 11:29 AM
I pretty much agree with Noid. He's too competent in the ring for them to just plain forget about him. But then again, after Miz beat* Cena at Mania I thought it would cement him as a true main-eventer. Which is a shame, because he went from being universally loathed, to pretty much loved by most people here.

*Not cleanly, but whatever.

05-11-2012, 11:38 AM
unless he himself wants out at any point, he should be employed for some time yet. Not sure how long he'll stick around the main event scene though, Mania next year might be a bit of a stretch. There should actually be a bit of life to "snapping and becoming a badass submission machine" at some point down the road, I'd like to see him "get violent" once the cowardly heel stuff has run it's course.

Nicky Fives
05-11-2012, 12:39 PM
pretty much a given.... everyone fades out..... just look at Orton, being stuck in a feud with Kane for 4 months.....

Big Vic
05-11-2012, 12:57 PM
Kane really seems like the "go to" when a main-eventer has nothing better to do.

"We don't think Goldberg should drop the title entirely cleanly to HHH...lets stick Kane in there"

"Oh Chrispen Wah your champ right now but were not ready for you to drop the title yet to Orton. Here have a match with Kane"

05-11-2012, 01:20 PM
No, Bryan will become a household staples in the WWE. Like Punk. Like Cena. Like Orton.

Hanso Amore
05-11-2012, 02:11 PM
Well, he was never at the level of the Miz in the first place....

Bryan is going to get lost in the shuffle this summer and end up back in the US title picture soon enough.

Anybody Thrilla
05-11-2012, 02:29 PM
pretty much a given.... everyone fades out..... just look at Orton, being stuck in a feud with Kane for 4 months.....

I was actually going to make mention of Orton. Remember that period after the Legend Killer thing had all but died down, and he was floundering around doing basically nothing of note? He rebounded from that, though. Sometimes guys just have to have a cool off period so that people don't get sick of seeing them.

That's why I think the Miz will again rise one day, and even if Daniel Bryan goes through a period like that, it will only take a couple booking moves to make him hot again.

Hanso Amore
05-11-2012, 03:18 PM
As much as the whole TURN EM HEEL thing is way too common, I think it might work for Randy.

He is kind of bland right now, without much of a purpose. Maybe a Heel turn and program with Sheamus could be entertaining. Or even with Punk. His character is easy to turn.

The problem with the WWE is they cut their faces off at the balls after a bit. Sheamus has become Vanilla Irish man that always comes running to someone's aid. Their only dynamic Face besides Cena is punk, and even he is getting toned down.

05-11-2012, 04:21 PM
I didn't think it was possible, but I now think Daniel Bryan has more charisma than Miz. He's gotten over like crazy. And his feud with Punk may take him even higher (if it's done correctly).

Emperor Smeat
05-11-2012, 05:44 PM
No but he will have the typical fade all main event wrestlers get once newer storylines are getting top priority.

He won't drop as badly as the Miz but at the same time Miz's situation was a combination of issues and not just the WWE ignoring him.

05-11-2012, 09:17 PM
The Miz has come up a lot in this conversation, and I'd just like to say -- I absolutely love the way Daniel Bryan still acts like he fucking hates The Miz even though both are heels. Nicely done.